Gangs of New York is released. Give it a rent. The critics were mixed. Some\nhated it and Ebert and Roeper thought it was outstanding. Not up to\nGoodfellas or Mean Streets. Some of my liberal friends hated it because they\nfelt it showed the ethnic rivalry as mean spirited. The fact that it was is\nno excuse they say for showing it. I think they would like to paint a happy\nface on our history and sweep the bigotry under the rug. In fact, that is\nwhat the movie is about! How good a job Scorses has done is your judgement\ncall. Greene refused to see it, Bowne gave it a thumbs up.