Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work Reviews

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January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: F
January 4, 2011
Laugh clown, laugh. Even though your heart is breaking...
June 8, 2010
For all the frenzied activity, Joan Rivers is less informative dish than infomercializing cliché.
June 11, 2010
"Oh grow up," Rivers used to snap. You wonder if she ever will.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 25, 2010
Acting is about honesty, and there's something evasive about both this film and its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 15, 2010
One of the most depressing films ever made.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
June 16, 2010
Revelations that the 75-year-old comic is needy, hard-driving, and relentlessly self-flagellating aren't all that surprising.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 9, 2010
Nothing -- not even daughter Melissa's assessment of all comedians as "damaged" -- validates this worshipful portrait of craven showbiz.
June 18, 2010
The insecurities that seem to feed Rivers's often angry humor -- and that have left her face looking like a mask frozen in horror -- are left unexamined.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 8, 2017
A Piece of Work is a refreshing look at a reluctant legend, one who's still using all her might to break barriers for the rest of us to get a real kick out of.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 12, 2016
You will leave this film remembering that Joan Rivers is one very funny woman (albeit a vulgar one). You will also see her as a woman of great strength, a true show biz survivor.
August 28, 2013
This delicious documentary did teach me about one of Joan's most important assets, and that's her dirty, dirty mouth.
May 1, 2015
It's interesting, it's funny, it's heartfelt, it's heartbreaking, and it's dirty. Everything Rivers wants to be known for.
June 11, 2010
A fairly candid portrait of a workaholic driven by insecurity, resentment and fear.
August 23, 2010
This behind the scenes, behind the makeup, behind the plastic surgery documentary catches Rivers hard at work, ridiculously hard at work.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 23, 2010
Riveting doc dishes the dirt on the legendary queen of comedy
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 13, 2010
If you think it's going to be as hilarious as a Joan Rivers standup routine, you're wrong. The self-mocking jokes are funny, but almost make you feel guilty for laughing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2010
...you may not come away from Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's (blisteringly funny) chronicle of a year in the life of the comedian ... liking Joan Rivers, much less understanding her, but by gosh this movie is going to force you to respect her.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
June 17, 2010
She remains one of the funniest, dirtiest, most daring and transgressive of stand-up comics, and she hasn't missed a beat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 18, 2010
Were James Brown still with us, he'd have to at least share his "hardest working man in showbiz" honors with Rivers.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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