I did like Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet. She was good and had moments of very good. Douglass Booth was decent as Romeo. He's good looking, but it just felt there was something missing. He didn't seem to have the bravado I associate with Romeo.
I LOVED Paul Giamatti as the friar. This was the best casting and he pulled off the role with ease. He was believable and stole each and every scene he was in. I only wish he were on screen more often. The other outstanding actor in this was Kodi Smit-McPhee as Benvolio. Wow. This kid showed so much emotion and empathy. I honestly hurt for him.
The bad...Tybalt. I hated Ed Westwick's Tybalt tremendously. There was anger, but not much else. Tybalt is so vibrant and full of bravado, anger, petulance, doubt...he is a complex and intriguing character. Sadly, this was not the Tybalt in this movie. Most of the other characters were forgettable, so nothing to add about them.
Overall, it wasn't a huge disappointment. But, I wouldn't recommend it either.