O que se diz lá fora sobre JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, de Ricki Stern e Anne Sundberg:
«This convulsively funny movie takes an up-close and sometimes queasy-personal approach to its motormouth subject, who, when she’s not making you howl with laughter (or freeze up in horror), brandishes her deeply held hurts, fears, prejudices, poor judgment and bad taste as if they were stigmata.»
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.
«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.»
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly.
«Mixing hilarious standup footage with admiring if not exactly cuddlesome behind-the-scenes glimpses.»
Dennis Harvey, Variety.
«A highly entertaining documentary revealing a serious talent behind the one-note present-day reputation.»
John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter.
«Maybe Joan Rivers is a high-powered engine of self-debasement who will go lower than anyone else for a laugh and a dollar, and maybe she's a skilled actress who has spent her whole life playing one. Either way, yes, she's quite something. And I'd rather appreciate her from a distance.»
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com.