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It's one of the best documentaries ever made about show business, about what it really consists of and what it demands. Read full review
She's a teller of hilarious gutbucket truths as surely as Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor ever were. Yet while they were consumed by their demons, Rivers is just the opposite. Read full review
One of the smarter, more unexpectedly touching documentaries of the year, and I recommend it to you whether you love Rivers or loathe the very thought of her. Read full review
There's not a timid, sympathy-begging minute in it. Even better, you leave Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work with the exhilarating feeling that the lady is just hitting her stride. Read full review
As the film demonstrates over the course of a full year with her, and not a great year by any stretch -- there is more to this particular hard-charging, egomaniacal, joke machine than gets revealed onstage. Read full review
Rivers appears to have more energy than most 30-year-olds; she gets more done in a day that some of us could accomplish in a week. Read full review
A highly entertaining documentary revealing a serious talent behind the one-note present-day reputation. Read full review
What she thinks of herself, though, seems perfectly, if improbably, reasonable--a queen of comedy who won't and shouldn't abdicate. Read full review
Stern and Sundberg, best known for their Darfur documentary "The Devil Came on Horseback," did not shrink from the atrocities in Sudan; nor do they shrink from the fame-hungry excesses here. Read full review
If you're looking for an incisive portrait of self-generated stardom, you won't do better than this. Read full review
Not ready to make nice.
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